Well it really depends on water level, last year the Spey never rose above summer level fron June till the last week of the season, this year on the otherhand the water has been high most of the year. Low water you will get away with a single handed rod but if the water is up a 16ft double hander may be too small.
River being above summer level is usually good as it encourages the fish to run.
Carron is a beautiful beat, I had 4 fish off it in 1 day a couple of weeks ago, all around Millionaires corner. I'm there again on Tuesday.
Well, I caught my first ever grilse on Tuesday morning, unfortunately it was the only fish landed by us five rods in a week, but conditions were highly variable to say the least with a flash flood and a lot of coloured water. I lost another fish at the net on Monday night and two more during the week, but it was a gorgeous place to fish and a great ghillie- we have taken the same week for next year.
The new reel is fine, although it has yet to go to Hardys to be modified. Had a day on the Spey today, it was rising all day, rose 2ft by the evening. Started with a floater moved to a type 3 tip then a full intermediate, still no fish.
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